Quiz Time – Who hates the PS3?

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Okay since the majority of you are only going to read this on Friday I thought it is fair that I post some flame bait already.  Flame bait Friday may still take off.

Okay so which influential person said the following?

I think [PS3 is] a waste of everybody?s time. Investing in the Cell, investing in the SPE gives you no long-term benefits. There?s nothing there that you?re going to apply to anything else. You?re not going to gain anything except a hatred of the architecture they?ve created. I don?t think they?re going to make money off their box. I don?t think it?s a good solution.

That would be Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve. These would be the guys who are making Orange Box for the PC and Xbox 360 (They refused to do the PS3 version).

Those are some harsh words and is something that Sony really needs to take notice off, it is obviously to late to change the architecture of the PS3 but hopefully this makes Sony realise that for the PS4 they are seriously going to need to follow some standard architecture guidelines.

Granted the Cell might be super powerful and the architecture may in fact be more efficient but when you are developing for 3 dominant platforms (PC, Xbox and PS) then you would naturally develop mainly for the platforms which have the same architecture.

So has the Xbox actually limited the development ability of consoles due to its simplistic nature?

There you go, hopefully I have insulted both consoles evenly for flame bait Friday 😉

More from Gabe Newell: part two : Next Generation – Interactive Entertainment Today, Video Game and Industry News – Home of Edge Online

[Thanks to Doobiwan for the tip]

Last Updated: October 11, 2007

Gavin Mannion

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